2017 April PAD Challenge Day 27: ‘A Day in the Life of a Drunken Buffoon’ #aprpad (catch up!)


(Still playing catch-up on these, slowly but surely!)

Day 27’s Prompt: For today’s prompt, use at least 3 of the following 6 words in your poem (using a word or two in your title is fine); for extra credit, try using all 6:

  • pest
  • crack
  • ramble
  • hiccup
  • wince
  • festoon

I always love the challenge of these, and I managed to use all 6 as well 🙂 Hope you enjoy the result:

A Day in the Life of a Drunken Buffoon

Everyone would groan as they heard
That familiar, contemptible hiccup
From the corner of the bar
As they knew then he was here,
The local sozzled old pest
Who destroyed his liver daily
As well as the last inch of patience
Of any soul unfortunate enough
To become imprisoned in his rambles
That barely even made sense to himself.

The patrons around him would wince,
Some snickering away quietly
As he’d yet again take another crack
At charming anything that came in
With a copious chest or short skirt,
Only to receive a swift strike of the hand
Or a splash of vodka to his face,
But he wore rejection like a festoon,
To him being an annoyance was an art form,
The small pleasures of a drunken buffoon.

Last year’s poem for Day 27: ‘The Eternal Travellers’

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